Master of Science in Zoology, University Lódz, Poland, 1960. Master of Science in Biochemistry, University Lódz, Poland, 1963. Doctor of Science in Biological Sciences, University Lódz, Poland, 1967.
Technical assistant Institute Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz, 1960-1962. Assistant department general zoology University Lódz, 1962-1968, adjunct, 1968-1976, associate professor, 1976-1989, professor department invertebrate zoology and hydrobiology, since 1989. Director Institute Environmental Biology, University Lódz, 1981-1983, head laboratory polar biology and oceanbiology, since 1983, head department invertebrate zoology and hydrobiology, 1983-1990, vice rector, 1990-1996.
Member presidium committee zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, since 1990, presidium (vice president) committee on polar research, since 1996, committee marine research, since 1999.
Member Royal Institute Natural Science of Belgium (research associate), Crustacean Society, Biological Society of Washington.
Married Teresa Zofia Paw|owska, June 22, 1963. Children: Krzysztof Leszek, Anna Maria.